MUSIC

A four-part choir at St George's sings at all the principal services and is active in the community celebrations such as weddings and festivals. There are major choral services at Advent, Christmas Eve and our patronal festivals, and a devotional recital on Good Friday. The church has two historic organs, one the oldest Forster & Andrews still in use and the other an 18th century chamber organ by GP England. The church is also used for occasional concerts and recitals by local groups. 

St Michael's choir sings at the principal services, accompanied by a music group and occasionally on the organ.  New singers and instrumentalists are welcome.

A four-part choir at St George's sings at all the principal services and is active in the community celebrations such as weddings and festivals. There are major choral services at Advent, Christmas Eve and our patronal festivals, and a devotional recital on Good Friday. The church has two historic organs, one the oldest Forster & Andrews still in use and the other an 18th century chamber organ by GP England. The church is also used for occasional concerts and recitals by local groups. 

St Michael's choir sings at the principal services, accompanied by a music group and occasionally on the organ.  New singers and instrumentalists are welcome.

MUSIC

A four-part choir at St George's sings at all the principal services and is active in the community celebrations such as weddings and festivals. There are major choral services at Advent, Christmas Eve and our patronal festivals, and a devotional recital on Good Friday. The church has two historic organs, one the oldest Forster & Andrews still in use and the other an 18th century chamber organ by GP England. The church is also used for occasional concerts and recitals by local groups. 

St Michael's choir sings at the principal services, accompanied by a music group and occasionally on the organ.  New singers and instrumentalists are welcome.

A four-part choir at St George's sings at all the principal services and is active in the community celebrations such as weddings and festivals. There are major choral services at Advent, Christmas Eve and our patronal festivals, and a devotional recital on Good Friday. The church has two historic organs, one the oldest Forster & Andrews still in use and the other an 18th century chamber organ by GP England. The church is also used for occasional concerts and recitals by local groups. 

St Michael's choir sings at the principal services, accompanied by a music group and occasionally on the organ.  New singers and instrumentalists are welcome.

ST GEORGE'S CHURCH CHOIR

St George’s Church Choir has been leading worship and praise in the Parish Church at West Grinstead since the 18th Century. Before 1890 it included the Parish Band.

The choir meets weekly on Fridays at 7.30pm except in August. It is affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music. Practices are held in the church where the music for the following Sunday is rehearsed. This includes, hymns, psalms, service settings and anthems. Currently there are eighteen members and we aim to maintain the four part tradition as far as possible. We are a very friendly group and new members (including children aged 8 or over) are always welcome.

Christmas and Holy Week are busy times with special music to be learnt for the Christmas Eve Carol Service. Traditionally we sing an oratorio or meditation on Good Friday. In recent years we have sung works by Fauré, Maunder, Stainer and Handel. St George’s choir has good links with several neighbouring parish choirs including Shipley, Nuthurst and Horsham. We have quite an extensive choir library with a particularly good Victorian section which includes a number of classic anthems. Our repertoire also contains some secular songs which we can entertain with on special parish occasions. The choir will sing at weddings and funerals if required but fewer members may be available on weekdays than on Saturdays. A fee is charged. Contact Ian Balls on 07775 550616

ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH CHOIR

The St Michael’s choir meets on Fridays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in preparation for leading the service on Sundays and other special occasions.

We sing traditional church music as well as new worship songs.


New members are always welcome so come along and join us or contact David Dunk on 01903 815386

ST GEORGE'S BELL RINGERS

The six bells at St George’s Church were originally made by Mears & Stainbank of the renowned Whitechapel Foundry in London. They were recast and re-hung in 1910 by Gillett & Johnstone of Croydon using the same original bells. Tuned in the key of G Sharp the bells are very bright and tuneful, the lightest being about 2cwt. and the largest 8 cwt. and having long ropes they are reputed to be ‘difficult to ring‘! Apart from routine maintenance they are still original bells which says much for the founders’ skill. Bell ringing itself takes a great deal of practice to become really proficient.


Bell ringing practice takes place at St George’s church on Thursday evenings 8pm until 9pm when we practise for forthcoming services. We try to ring whenever required at weddings, funerals, etc. and are a very dedicated team. However, some of us are getting older, having started fifty or sixty years ago and so we always need and welcome new recruits in order to keep up this ancient art in this beautiful church.So do come and join us.


Contact Doreen Turner, Tower Correspondent on 01403 711062.

THE LESLIE WELLER MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

A music scholarship to the value of £900 per annum is available for a talented young musician aged 16-25, who has already demonstrated a promising level of progress in their chosen instrument. The scholarship is intended to help a young musician meet the cost of organ lessons with a teacher of the candidate's choice, who is acceptable to the scholarship committee, and also to cover some travel expenses. It will be awarded to the successful candidate for one year in the first instance but renewable for a second if commitment and good progress is evidenced.

The candidate should be studying or resident within reasonable travelling distance of the church.

St. George's, West Grinstead, is offering this scholarship in memory of the late Leslie Weller MBE.

Enquiries from interested students should be sent to:

Reverend Alison Letschka, Priest in Charge: reverendacletschka@gmail.com

Ian Balls, Organist and Choirmaster: choirstgeorgeschurch@gmail.com

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ADDRESSES

St. George's Church

Rectory Lane

West Grinstead

Horsham

RH13 8LR

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Church Lane

Partridge Green

Horsham

RH13 8JW

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